I'm going to bump this now since I'm ready to add fish in, well I already have added fish in.
That is what my tank looks like right now; with two swords, java fern, crypt, echinodorus, crinum, and the val split into three plants so they're in different locations right now. I'll be adding three marimo moss balls and I'm done.
Along with that yesterday I made a greedy buy at my PFS, I asked if they had pygmy cories and they said they do, which is rare. These buggers are tiny. I asked for four of them, but when I got back home I saw six. . So I got two free fish I guess. :D
On the first night Jake was chasing them, I turned off the lights and went to bed. Woke up this morning, he wasn't chasing them at all. Kinda you know leaving them alone. . Right now I can only spot four of the cories. They're too tiny I couldn't even spot the fourth one until awhile. .
I was wondering, how many of these cories I could add? I believe they like to be in groups. So I scratched the ideas of tetras since I now know Jake is aggressive. And I plan to just add these cute little buggers in.
So td;lr how many pygmy cories can thrive in my 10 gallon heavily planted tank along with one male Betta?